New from Down & Out Books: BANGKOK GAMBLE by Tom Crowley

TAMPA, Fla. - Nov. 30, 2020 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that BANGKOK GAMBLE, the third Matt Chance thriller by Tom Crowley, has been published on November 30, 2020 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


Kidnapping, international trafficking on the dark web, bit coin blackmail by gangster police states, loan sharks, and a monk obsessed with profit and power are all in the mix.

When Matt Chance is asked by a Bangkok gambling kingpin to investigate the kidnapping of his daughter he's not interested. That is until he learns that his mentor, former Special Forces soldier John Scales, already on the case, has disappeared. On the trail, Matt confronts Jade Lee, an ex-US Army chopper pilot who joins the chase.

Their attempt to rescue the girl and capture the monk in charge of the criminal cult appears to be a failure until the CIA joins the picture in the form of Matt's older brother Rick. Offered the chance to take part in a covert operation in Macau, where the monk has fled, Matt and Jade agree to go. The risk is great, the territory unknown, but it seems the only way to rescue the girls and get the mad monk.

Meet the author …

Tom Crowley's origins are in the Midwest American town of Milwaukee, although virtually his entire adult life has been spent living in Asia in positions with the military, diplomatic corps and business until the Asian financial crash of 1997. Living in Thailand at that time he decided to explore a different path in life and volunteered at the Mercy Centre in Bangkok, an NGO working to shelter and educate street children. Tom has continued with the foundation to this time.

His writing reflects his varied experiences living and working in Asia. He divides his time between homes in Kensington, Maryland and Bangkok. His recreation is competing in pool tournaments and league play. His two adult children and wife reside in the U.S.

In its eleventh year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books ( is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact

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